Richard Whittle

7 Added | 1 Magazine | @EquaLex | Keep up with Richard Whittle on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Richard Whittle”

Steve Bell on UN rapporteur's call to axe the bedroom tax – cartoon

The bedroom tax will not save money – I should know

The bedroom tax meant that my mother and I had to leave our home of 17 years, and, despite the fear and distress it caused, there will be no savings to the taxpayer<p>It was the bedroom tax in part that prompted the UN's special rapporteur on housing, Raquel Rolnik, to visit the UK. During her …

The worrying ‘hyper-inflation’ of human rights

There is a term which ought to be in better use – ‘human rights inflation’. This is the means by which the currency of ‘human rights’ – which used to mean things like ‘the right to life’ – becomes, thanks to the addition of endless spurious additional demands, severely undermined.<p>The latest example …

MoonBanki

Slap on the wrist by the UN High Commissioner: Bedroom tax, disability, the social right to housing, the ECHR right to family life, judicial review

Now that the press release from the office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has been <b>released</b>, it is perhaps a good time to fulfil my …

Bedroom tax? It's not a policy but the product of a Bad Bullingdon Weekend

Did its devisers imagine a utopia without the UN, judicial review, and the state? They exist, and ultimately answer to voters<p>Nobody needed a UN special rapporteur to tell us to scrap the bedroom tax, though I would hope it would bring some people up short to discover that Raquel Rolnik's last …

Disabled challenge to bedroom tax fails

<b>MA and others (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors [2013] EWHC 2213 (QB) (30 July 2013) – read judgment</b><p>The High …